Velma June (McClain) Nance

velma nance

July 10, 1928 ~ August 13, 2021

Born in: Salina, KS
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Velma June (McClain) Nance, 93, passed away on August 13, 2021.

Born in Kansas on July 10, 1928, she later moved to San Francisco and then to Denver before settling in Pueblo as a young woman.

Velma lived a very full life and left her family and friends a lifetime of memories. Her constant smile, infectious laugh and good humor were well known to all that knew her.

She raised her family while running her business’s, first a popular beauty shop and then as owner in several healthcare facilities in Pueblo.

Velma leaves her son, Richard (Terrie) Nance; daughter, Jody Spinuzzi; grandchildren, Suzanne Higgins, Nicole Montano, Justin Nance, Taylor Nance- Bernal, Madelon McCown, Adam Nance, Danon Gallegos and Dacey Spinuzzi; as well as her special cousin, Sandra Turner; and nieces, Bobbie Jo Stupnik and Debra Reyher.

Grama Velma, as she was affectionately known by many, was fortunate enough to spend time with her many great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband, William Arnol Nance; her son, John (Donna) Nance; parents, John Alvin McClain and Josephine Marie Wright McClain; her sister, Maxine McClain; special Aunt and Uncle James and Beulah McIver; and son-in-law Sam Spinuzzi.

Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, August 20, 2021, at the Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Avenue. Online condolences,


Memorial Mass: August 20, 2021 10:00 am

Shrine of St. Therese
300 Goodnight Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004


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  1. Sweet Grandma Velma, I will miss you so much. You shaped so much of who I am today. No one will ever forget you. I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there in person today but I will love you forever.

    Madelon McCown

  2. Aunt Velma I will miss you forever. We had so much fun. You were in my life since my birth 78 years ago. As my Godmother, Surrogate Aunt and Mother (after my mom died in 2000 Beulah)and Biological cousin. Lots of roles for such a tiny lady. Much beauty inside and out. Love Sandy and Barnaby 🙏❤️🥰

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